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i want to say he's been such a great partner and i've had the privilege of working with him as a colleague but when i had the special chance of being the mayor here and wonder how to brag about san francisco i want to talk about more than the warriors something beyond supportship. look at what jose doing. so when we starting bragging about our chirnd program boy did you get a lot of attention from the other mafrz in the city. we brought him to a time when there was signature interest generated from the hard work jose has put together. i know we were appointing
someone who was going to go beyond the collection do side of that office. in those years as gavin will recall this city and a country faced itself down in horrible financial times and coming out of those years we asked ourselves what can we do better for the residents and the diverse community in the arena of financial planning and a allotcy and a sense from day one. and so the very creative idea came out and certainly i want to thank lieutenant mayor gavin newsom we're noting now nationally renowned for our san francisco program our kindergarten to college program. i get to brag about that
constantly and not 57 the burden of how that works and smart money and network and curtains in san francisco joining and leading cities on financial empowerment all over this country. those are some of the programs jose has put together gone beyond what we perceive he's helping us to educate the public and a businesses l about financial responsibility. it's sounds boring to everyone outside the room it's financial stuff but i'll tell you if the cities don't do this and cities dodo this they'll be in trouble
trouble. jose thank you and now you're going to work closely with me and many in the city and a entertain our businesses as and transform from a payroll tax to another tax system and low encourage job creation. he will be asked to step out of the traditional you've got to get it done and how do we help you do get under and city maintain and create jobs in the city. i'm here to say thank you jose to really let everybody you know how appreciative i've been 0 o and lucky to have you as a leader in our financial literacy captain. ooip i've been lucky to inherit a movement gavin was there
before me and a visionary and i still get his council as he goes across california doing great things in education. gavin i say thank you that f in your new really as lieutenant governor everything we've accomplished we get a national and state audience because of the work you've done. with that our visiony and former mayor now lieutenant governor gavin newsom. >> (clapping.) >> thank you. obviously, we have the same speech writer i have nothing else to say about jose wonderful work and thank you for covering the base is. i ran over to college and
wondered what happened to terminate limits that's been 10 damn years you're not over this yet, huh? . i was thinking what was the world would it be like. but it is remarkable to go back in time as the mayor was reflecting on some of the great work. i was thinking jose the other day when jaevent got sworn in how much time we spent that jeanette and she was celebrating at the time the only local no objection create that was initiated by jose and his team and the great work that was being done that was ahead of of its time.
resay respectfully they have a role to play but we could counter balance some of the work they remember doing with regards to those businesses. the mayor is not exaggerating i was at a meeting and bank of d.c. all coming out of the work from jose. success leaves clues and this is a successful city that leaves an remarkable amount of clues. we don't intimate because we're a model and mayor you should be proud of the leadership and everyone here. it's an honor to be welcomed back to the extent i was weekday
waiting for the opportunity to swear jose in i haven't done this in a long time. but payroll a carmen forgot about me i didn't know she was sworn in i'm okay about this this is only on tv this is okay we'll talk later. so jose he lets get you sworn back in for four more years. everybody ready. anybody have any reservation >> all right. i'll say i you state your name. >> do solemnly prestige to defend the sfuks is go and the
institution of the state of california against all enemies for an and domestic that i bear true faith and alliance to the same and i will well and a faifl discharge the duties upon which i'm about to enter and during some time as i hold the position as treasurer for the city and county of san francisco. >> so easy (clapping.) thank you (clapping.) let's hope you remembered that right. close enough; right? thank you for being here i'm privileged and proud to you to
be here the fourth time around and gavin it's an honor to have you here. the first time we did this in september 8th of 2004, i was very appreciative of the trust you put in me to take this position to lead this office and to handle this important 0 responsibility for the city and county of san francisco. i hope you and everyone feels we've done a great job. before i go too far i want to recognize my partner mark for being here (clapping) you all know how partner of an elected official needs to be so i want to put that out there. mayor ed lee thank you for being here and our kind kind words to
continue to grow the words 0 both from the clerkors office. i believe it's important work we're doing for the city and county and we're creating a model for many places around the country and with our support we're able to do that. thank you. again. i want to thank ail the elected officials i see a number of the board of supervisors thank you all of you for believing in us and supporting us i'm not going to name names. george thank you. carmen chiu the newly sworn in assessor and recorders. thank you. again my partner in so much important work we do for the city. i want to call ben roman fold
for the hard work between the three of us we handle the lions share for the city and we're proud what we're able to do for the city it's important work but, you know, i don't stand here alone and do the job alone i do it with over 2 hundred folks in the tax collectors office. i want to run detain the great seconds of our office. i want to recognize florence mar who is going to be implementing our gross receipts tax. our bureaucracy of tax she is incredible she's bringing in over $100 million a major to
make sure everybody pace what they on the other hand, and sonya thank you for your work. we process numerous transactions through the mail on line and over the phone and it's our cashiers that bring in the money. our office of financial empowerment mayor we're doing great work. our gross receipts project is led by jenny and that's an exciting project the biggest change to our tax system in the city and we're stepping up. our it groping group is led by richard. our investment portfolio is managed by michelle the average
daily processing is round $1100 million. our project group is lead by rebecca thank you for your hard work here doing a grow job. our property tax group led by phil and thank you for your work. our tax paper group the first line of defense is led by grace and our banking group that's handling the transactions is led by janet. that's the team of managers that run the incredibly important jobs and i sincerely want to thank those folks for they're hard work. i want to recognize my senior management team let me introduce
our tax collector david arguing steno thank you for being here (clapping) our cohesive assistant treasurer pauline (clapping.) our policy and ledge manager greg thank you for your great work. and our deputy director i t and about half of everything we did thank you. (clapping.) i get to stand in front of all of you and get some praise and a attention but honestly, i want to share all of that with this incredible team. many work on the first floor of the city hall that means the world to me. i want to take a minute to help
the folks that helped me with my re-election campaign it was tough thank you folks for sticking with me the guy who (clapping) third time around didn't have an on the but still you put together a great race. i'll bring this to an end but i thank you each and everyone for your energy mr. mayor and a lieutenant governor thank you. i want to invite everyone to stick around and have a bit and thanks to everyonee and thanks to everyone good morning
tuesday, february 4th, 2014, this is the special meeting of the building inspection commission. i would like to remind everyone to please turn off all electronic devices. the first item on the agenda is roll call. >> president mccarthy? >> here. >> mar. >> here. >> clinch? >> here. >> lee. >> here. >> mccray. >> present. >> melgar. >> here. >> commissioner walker? >> here. >> we have a quorum and the next item is item two, discussion and possible action on the proposed budget of the department of building inspection for fiscal years 14, 15, and 15, 16. in order to pass, it will have to have a vote of five out of the seven. >> good morning, my name is gale and i am the acting chief
financial officer for dbi and i made the presentation of the budget at the last meeting. i am happy to say that i have not made any changes to. and the only question that i have received between the two meetings was whether or not we had any funds available for promotional activities related to the 25th anniversary of the earthquake, we don't have anything specifically for that event but we do have funds for promotional activities in the department as a whole. and we can definitely do something with the existing funds that are in the budget. but that is the only request that i have received in the last 2 weeks. i do except some minor changes to work orders and i thaneds one of the work orderses is going to go up a little bit and the hsa worker is going to be down and they all come out in the wash and minor charges over all and i have nothing else to present at this time.
>> i think that this might be the quickest meeting, and i just wanted to obviously take you again and the one thing that and we did talk about this last week and more and more the expansion plans and the office, and i know that it is director has talked about a numerous occasions the key for me and you have, and i forgot the dollar amount but i think that it is over a million dollars that you for to do the investigation and how to expand the space and all of that? >> and so in this current fiscal year we have $400,000 to do a facility master plan and so we have partnered with the department of public works and they have hired a consultant and they have looked at our existing staff and space and come back with a recommendation that we need more space and the question now is there is fine tuning that is going to happen
with how many people do you think that bewill grow to the near term and how many conference rooms do we need and we are going to expand that analysis a little bit into, once we determine exactly how much space we need and what spaces or what are our options and that is going to happen this year with the money that is already budgeted. so if we decide that we need the current building is 66,000 square feet, if we decide that we need roughly 95,000 square feet, these are very ballpark numbers, then they will say okay, if you need 95,000 square feet you can add on to your building at this cost, you could move into a building in the civic center plaza which would be about this cost or we can build a new building and it would be about this cost so next year i suspect that they will finish all of that type of analysis and we will be moving forward with whatever option and the consultation with us and the mayor's office and there are a lot of people that will be involved so we will
take the next step next year and starting over towards whatever resolution seems best, so all parties involved. so what we did since we don't really have an idea of what that resolution is going to be, at this time, we put a half a million in next year's budget for general planning for whatever it is that we decide that we want to do and then we know whatever that is going to cost money. and so we put in another million in the following year, a million and a half between the two years. as you guys know, that we have to and you have to approve the budget today, hopefully and, then it goes to the mayor's office at the end of february and the mayor does not actually present the budget to the board until june first and some time between now and june first if they have a better idea they may change those numbers and may say we have this perfect building at the corner of market and van ness and give the exact amount of space for x, money and then we might change what is in the proposal that the mayor will put forward to the board, but we don't really know, so the money in the budget is a place holder. >> commissioner walker, so they
will do that without us approving it or having any say about it? >> i will expect to come back to you guys to have a say. >> that would be good. >> yes. and my understanding is that you guys need to have a say, the mayor's office, well obviously will have a say and so will the capitol planning committee and we have been clear that all players need to have a say before we spend what is likely to be a significant amount of money. >> great. >> is there a time line when the mayor has to get back to us about any changes, for example, if they get the budget in february, do they have to come back to us before by april or march. >> they don't have to come back to this body at all and so they can make changes all the way up to the week before they present the budget in june. and they generally do that in consultation with me and the director. but, it does not necessarily come back to this body. and any large changes we will communicate back to the body but we may not know when they
are and may happen at the last minute. >> but we do as a commission have an opportunity to go to the budget hearings and voice our concerns. >> you always have that opportunity. >> i guess that the big thing and what i am hearing is, even if we were to hire more people, now, which we look like we are going to be constantly building here, we don't have anywhere to put these people, it is not a hiring problem that we have right now, the bigger problem is a space problem. >> that is true. we could add a few more people into the existing space, but we could not add a significant number of people to the existing space. the other part of the discussion that we have been having recently with the department of real estate and the mayor's office is could we do a satellite office? is there another office in the close vicinity to dbi that we could rent for more space? and that is still in discussion and one option that was given to us was too far away and so they are looking for an option that is a little closer as a possibility for hiring more staff. >> all right.
okay. i think that will be our big challenge, when we first, twoiers ago we were trying to get on it three years ago trying to get back on a mode of hiring people now we are catching up now and the next problem is to keep that flow of nutrition, and of good people coming aboard over the years, where are we going to put them. i think that this should be a big focus on that. so, but otherwise, congratulations, well done. >> thank you. >> and hopefully they will not give you too hard of a time at the supervisors, and the budget committee may i say. >> is there any more questions? i see none, and it looks like we can call the motion. >> okay. >> is there public comment on this item? >> seeing none, is there a motion? >> i move to approve the budget. >> i second. >> a motion, and a second. so the roll call vote. president mccarthy? >> yes. >> vice president mar? >> yes. >> commissioner clinch?
>> yes. >> commissioner lee. >> yes. >> commissioner mccray. >> yes. >> commissioner melgar. >> yes. >> commissioner walker? >> yes. >> the budget is approved and passes unanimously. >> and as a reminder, our next regular meeting is on february 19th. >> okay. >> and the next item is adjournment. is there a motion to adjourn? >> move to adjourn. >> second. >> thank you. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> aye. >> aye. >> aye. >> closed and adjourned. >> thank you commissioners for coming in.